Endless Loop: Lions

jonquilHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years? Sure you have. These are the songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.

“Lions” by Jonquil

Last year’s divine shittiness has been thought about and dwelled upon and writ into the stars ad nauseam to the point that to decry it even further seems utterly derivative and clichéd.  It changes nothing.  It helps no one.  And it certainly doesn’t add anything to the table for discussion or dissent.  It simply is what it is.  Unfortunately that same shittiness hangs over this new year like an ominous cloud, casting dark and frightening shadows across everything for all to behold and tremble.  And that’s no way to begin a new year.

So, despite all that tomorrow will bring, I want us to move forward with as much positive energy as humanly possible.  I want us to look at the big, scary unknown in front of us and confront it head on, confident and assertive, determined and proactive.  We can do this.  But, we need some music to bring us all together first.  And for that, I give you “Lions,” the 2007 track from the album of the same name by UK indie rock back Jonquil.

Playing almost like a sea shanty or barroom chorus, “Lions” feels like an uplifting anthem, a melodic mantra meant to be sung together, arms around each other, voices in the air, hope and joy in our hearts, and beers on the table.  It’s like a pre-game warmup, or a post-game celebration.  Grab and hold your teammates, your friends, your family close and love one another.  We’re all in this together.

Full disclosure: I haven’t a clue what the lyrics to this song mean, but it’s all about the feels man.


Thomas H Williams

Thomas H Williams

From a bunker somewhere in Central Texas, Thomas H. Williams spends most of his time with his wife, his two sons, and his increasingly neurotic dog. He listens to a lot of music, drinks a lot of excellent beers, and gets out from time to time. For even more shenanigans, visit heavenisanincubator.blogspot.com.

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